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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Major, BS

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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration is designed to prepare students to assume careers in any facet of business, whether it be industry, government, nonprofit organizations or entrepreneurial ventures. The Business Administration major is the generalist degree within the School of Business & Economics: Rather than specialization, Business Administration students seek the broadest-possible business school knowledge and capabilities. This goal will be facilitated by faculty committed to effective teaching, to expanding intellectual knowledge in their fields and to improving their communities. Emphasis is placed on key courses from each academic business discipline so that the student can develop an understanding and appreciation of the entire business world and its relationship to a global economy and society. The curriculum also provides a sound background for those who are preparing for graduate study in business and related areas.

Students who major in business administration are required to complete 41 semester hours of general education core courses, 45 semester hours of business core, 30 semester hours of major program requirements and 6 semester hours of electives. In total, students are required to complete 122 semester hours for the program in business administration (excluding developmental skills courses).

Learning Goals

The learning goals of the general business concentration are to produce graduates who are able to:

  1. be effective communicators, problem-solvers, and decision-makers.
  2. understand functions and roles of leadership, management, and workforce diversity across a variety of environmental and cultural settings.
  3. understand laws/regulations, market functions, financial considerations and retirement and estate planning.
  4. be able to work in and lead teams, and use technology.

Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Business Administration





Total Hours: 122 Semester Hours

(GE) General Education Core Requirements

(Major) Business Administration Major Requirements

1. Math placement test is used to select the initial Math course. Students placed into MAT 1312 (or higher) receive credit for MAT 1311 (and MAT 1312).
2. Choose two (2) social sciences with different prefixes from: POS 2311, PSY 2301, (HIS 1301, 1302, 3341, or 3342) and SOC 2301. See note four (4) below.
3. Choose one (1) Humanities course from: ART 2306, HUM 2310, REL 3311, PHI 2301, PHI 2303. See note four (4) below.
4. One African American Experience (AAE) course is required. This course also can either fulfill the humanities requirement (ART 2306, HUM 2310, REL 3311), a social science requirement (HIS 3341, HIS 3342) or neither (SOC 4311).
5. Choose one (1) pair from: (PHS 2336 & 2136); (PHS 2337 & 2137); (CHE 1311 & 1111); (CHE 2311 & 2111); (PHY 2321 && 2121); (PHY 3431 & 3131).
6. Double major or minor requirements may be used as electives.

Note: Grades of “C” or better are required in all Business Administration Major Requirements and in all School of Business & Economics courses. The latter are courses prefixed by ACC, BCO, BLA, BUA, ECO, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, QBA or SBE.

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